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Zooey Deschanel Unhappy With Supporting Offers

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Zooey DeschanelZooey Deschanel gets ''depressed'' when she is sent scripts where she is a supporting character.

The New Girl actress admits she rarely gets sent any projects or characters she can get excited about as a "comedienne" because she is often only sent parts as the lead actor's girlfriend.

"I really do feel that for a long time women didn't have the place in comedy that they should. I mean, when you get sent scripts and you see you're always playing someone's girlfriend when you want to be the central role, it's so depressing. As a comedienne, it felt so frustrating to always be setting up someone else's comedic moment."

However, the 32-year-old beauty thinks things began to change with the success of female-driven comedy Bridesmaids - starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph - because studio bosses understood there was an audience who weren't being catered to: "Bridesmaids success meant that a lot of networks realised people were interested in that kind of comedy. We already had our show in production, but it made the networks pay more attention."


500 Days of Summer Without the Script

The cute overload that is 500 Days of Summer continues, as stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel performed an impromptu, short version of how the film would be without a script.

Set to present an award to the film’s screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, Gordon-Levitt and Deschanel ditched the teleprompter and offered a silent skit of the elevator/Smiths scene. Then the pair realized that they wouldn’t have had stage directions without a script and redid the scene appropriately (albeit, quite boring and proving a good point).

It’s nice to see actors who appreciate those other people working on a film.

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Zooey Deschanel Not a Fan of Romantic Comedies

500 Days of Summer

thinks romantic comedies are “stale.”

The (500) Days of Summer star can’t stand modern “rom-coms” because they are stuck in the past. “Romantic comedy has been a stale genre for a while. It seems a lot of them are stuck, if not in the 1950s, then at least in the 1980s,” the 29-year-old said.

Despite her hatred for the genre, Zooey found herself working in it in her latest film . In it, Deschanel plays Summer, a beautiful executive assistant who catches the attention of her handsome colleague. She loved the film, but admits she was unsure about the script at first.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 11, 2009

I Love You, Man DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 17 Again: DVD, Blu-ray
  • About Last Night: Blu-ray
  • Alien Trespass: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Blue Thunder: Blu-ray
  • Chaos: Blu-ray
  • The Class: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Cutthroat Island: Blu-ray
  • Gigantic: DVD
  • I Love You, Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Ninth Gate: Blu-ray
  • Replicant: Blu-ray

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Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt Just Want to Dance

(500) Days of Summer stars Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt know that they’re just about the cutest on-screen couple ever. Banking on that infectious charm, the pair star in the She & Him music video for “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?”

Directed by music video veteran (and director of (500) Days) Marc Webb, Gordon-Levitt plays a bank robber who decides to dance with the teller (Deschanel) before running off with the money. Once again, it seems as if the trio can’t stop producing quality work together!

Read More | Examiner

In Theaters This Week: July 15, 2009

Half-Blood Prince

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

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Casting Corner: Jodie Foster, Zooey Deschanel and More

Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Jodie Foster: The actress will reteam with her Maverick costar later this fall for a quirky comedy. Mel Gibson has been cast as depressed man who treats his beaver hand puppet like a real person. Foster will play his wife, the other real person in his life. Jodie will also helm The Beaver, her first directorial project since 1995’s Home for the Holidays.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 7, 2009

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Doubt DVD

  • 2010: The Year We Make Contact: Blu-ray
  • Above the Law: Blu-ray
  • American History X: Blu-ray
  • Bedtime Stories: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Collateral Damage: Blu-ray
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Donkey Punch: DVD
  • Doubt: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Final Destination: Blu-ray
  • Fly Away Home: Blu-ray
  • I.O.U.S.A.: DVD
  • John Q: Blu-ray
  • Not Easily Broken: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Point of No Return: Blu-ray

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In Theaters This Weekend: April 3, 2009


Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

Box Office Breakdown: Gran Torino Expands to a Win

Gran Torino

He may have lost out to Bruce Springsteen last night, but Clint Eastwood was still a big winner this weekend. After 4 weeks in limited theaters, the 78-year-old’s film became the top movie in wide release.

Eastwood’s directorial project not only pulled in $29.4 million over the last three days ($40.5 million to date), it outranked the vehicles from Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and Will Smith. also earned the best per screen average of any charter in the Top Ten.

Despite opening on approximately 600 more screens than the first place finisher, #2’s grossed nearly $4000 less per theater. The Kate Hudson-Anne Hathaway comedy also averaged less than #3’s The Unborn.

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